We’ve compiled a list of the most commonly asked questions regarding Open Day. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
RNCM Open Day – Frequently Asked Questions:
Why should I attend an Open Day?
Attending an Open Day allows you to make an informed choice. You will be able to experience the environment in which you will be studying, view facilities and accommodation, and receive advice and information. You will also be able to meet staff and current students and ask any questions you may have.
What will happen on the day?
Between 10am and 5pm you will be able to:
- Tour the College and main facilities with student guides
- Watch student performances
- Speak to academic staff to discuss academic content of programmes
- Speak to Heads of School to discuss practical elements of programmes
- Meet current students
- Attend School activities
- Gain information about fees, welfare and accommodation
What types of programmes of study are available?
The RNCM offers a range of programmes of study, including:
At undergraduate level:
- Bachelor of Music
- GRNCM/MusB (run in association with The University of Manchester)
- BMus (Hons) Popular Music
At Graduate School level:
Is there a minimum age requirement to attend Open Day?
The Open Day is suited to prospective applicants aged 16+. Under 16s are welcome to attend but should be accompanied by an adult.
Am I able to bring someone with me to Open Day?
Yes, when booking your place, be sure to include them in the number of places required. Under 16s should be accompanied by an adult.
Do I need to bring my instrument or anything else with me to Open Day?
No, you don’t need to bring anything with you. On arrival, you will be provided with an Open Day booklet with full details of the day.
My train arrives into Manchester quite early. Is it OK to come into the College before registration opens?
It’s not a problem if you arrive early, you can just grab a seat and wait in our café area. Our Historic Musical Instrument Collection will also be open from 9.30am so please feel free to pop in and take a look around.
What should I do if I am running late to Open Day?
You just need to go to the welcome desk in reception and a Student Ambassador/member of staff will be able to direct you to the relevant venue.
I am interested in more than one School of Study, how can I get information about different schools?
If you are considering more than one School, we would advise that you follow the Open Day schedule for the School of study which you are most interested in. There are opportunities for you to speak to staff and students at the Information Fair between 4pm and 5pm so that you can get more information about your second School of interest.
I am a prospective Graduate School student. Is this Open Day relevant to me?
Yes, we welcome both prospective undergraduate and Graduate School visitors. There is a session which specifically covers the Graduate School programmes.
Will presentation information be made available after Open Day?
Yes, presentation slides from the Information Session will be available after Open Day for you to download from this page.
How can I find out more about applying to the RNCM and the auditions process?
Information will be given in the Information Session on Open Day. There is also information posted on our website You can also talk to Mark Beards, Assistant Head of Registry (Admissions), on Open Day. He will be available during the Information Fair and the One to One sessions at the end of the day.
Is lunch provided?
Unfortunately not, due to the large number of visitors; however light refreshments are available at the start and end of the day. A full range of hot and cold food is available to purchase in the RNCM cafe and in Brodsky Restaurant during lunch.
Will I have chance to speak to current students?
Yes, we will have a team of Student Ambassadors from all Schools of Study available for you to speak with. There is also the opportunity to speak to students in the Student Q&A session.
When is the earliest I can leave?
Whilst we recommend that you stay for the full day to make the most of your visit, if you need to leave earlier e.g. to catch a train, we would suggest that the most opportune moment is after the School-Based Activities, which finish at 4pm.
Are there opportunities to provide my feedback on Open Day?
Yes, we will send all visitors an online survey to complete after Open Day where you will have the chance to share your opinions and views of the day with us.
We have compiled an FAQ list about making an application to the RNCM. Click here to read more.
When is your next Open Day?
Our next Open Days will take place on:
Tuesday 25 September 2018
Tuesday 30 April 2019